John Davis

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Citizen Scientists Will Study Extreme Summer Heat in Milwaukee

Citizen Scientists Will Study Extreme Summer Heat in Milwaukee

Planned study of urban heat island effect part of national effort to avoid fatalities.

Milwaukee Airport Rolls Out Program for Unseen Disabilities

Milwaukee Airport Rolls Out Program for Unseen Disabilities

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport providing lanyards to identify people that may need assistance.

State Program Often Overlooks Minority-Owned Businesses

State Program Often Overlooks Minority-Owned Businesses

Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program has only met its goal in 4 of 38 years.

No Pandemic Funds Left for Restaurants

No Pandemic Funds Left for Restaurants

Entire $28.6 billion fund allocated. A lifeline for Packing House, other area restaurants.

State Bolsters Apprenticeship Program

State Bolsters Apprenticeship Program

DWD using federal grant to grow program, help address state’s shortage of skilled workers.

Federal Pandemic Aid Will Repair State Roads

Federal Pandemic Aid Will Repair State Roads

National report gave Wisconsin’s roads a grade of D plus.

Farmers Markets Opening Across State

Farmers Markets Opening Across State

About 40% opening, state association estimates, but with health precautions.

My 25 Years in State Government

My 25 Years in State Government

Walker appointee Mike Huebsch talks about Act 10, energy policy and retiring.

Program Seeks 100 Schools to Do Solar

Program Seeks 100 Schools to Do Solar

Joint venture of solar foundation and Midwest Renewable Energy seeks 100 cooperating schools in state.

Will Census Undercount State’s Minorities?

Will Census Undercount State’s Minorities?

Cities, social service agencies work to assure an accurate count.

Eau Claire Embraces Electric Cars

Eau Claire Embraces Electric Cars

First city in Wisconsin to approve a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Schools Recruiting Students for Teaching Careers

Schools Recruiting Students for Teaching Careers

Some try creative ways to plug shortage of applicants for teaching and other school positions.

Legislature Urged to Clarify Pot Laws

Legislature Urged to Clarify Pot Laws

Patchwork of local and state laws confusing, say pot advocates, a sheriff and Hemp Alliance.

School Leaders Back Evers Funding Plan

School Leaders Back Evers Funding Plan

Governor’s budget has $1.4 billion hike in K-12 funding; GOP likely to scale that back.

Low Wages, Lack of Benefits Fuel Child Care Worker Shortage

Low Wages, Lack of Benefits Fuel Child Care Worker Shortage

Despite certification programs, high turnover persists

Election Asks Voters About Legal Pot

Election Asks Voters About Legal Pot

16 counties and 2 cities have referendums. Some 50 legislative candidates support change.